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PREVARICATION Definition & Legal Meaning

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In the civil law. Deceitful, crafty, or unfaithful conduct; particularly, such as is manifested in concealing a crime. Dig. 47, 15, 6. In English law. A collusion between an informer and a defendant, in order to a feigned prosecution. Cowell. Also any secret abuse committed in a public office or private commission ; also the willful concealment or misrepresentation of truth, by giv- ing evasive or equivocating evidence.


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